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£14k revamp plan for Boston Bus Station

New bus shelter plans

New bus shelter plans

Plans for a £14,000 refurbishment of Boston’s bus station, including new shelters, have been looked at by a council scrutiny committee.

The plans include removing the eight existing shelters and replacing them with just two new ones – one at each end of the station.

An £8,920 grant from Lincolnshire County Council will help pay for the revamp.

Speaking after a meeting of the Boston Borough Council Environment and Performance Committee on Wednesday, chairman Mark Baker said councillors had mixed views on the plan, although added: “Everyone agreed something needs to be done because it’s looking a bit worn.”

He added concerns were raised that the shelters were not substantial. The fact the proposed shelters (inset) have no sides drew praise for making it easier to spot anyone committing acts of anti-social behaviour but left members fearing they do not offer much protection from the elements.

Councillors want to look at advertising on the shelters to raise funds for maintenance.

The plans include a walkway running the length of the station linking the two shelters to the bus stands which include dropped kerbs for disabled access. Existing fences will be kept at the back of each stand to protect passengers from traffic.

The station is expected to be on the council’s cabinet agenda on April 16.

 

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